Do you remember the shop?

Photo:1952 advertisement for Plummers

1952 advertisement for Plummers

From the private collection of Jennifer Drury

Plummers: Western Road

By Jennifer Drury

What do you remember about Plummers?

This is a 1952 advertisement for ‘Plummers’ department store in Western Road.

Can you remember this shop?

When did you shop there?

What did you buy?

Do you remember how much it cost.

Maybe you had tea in the 'Floral Restaurant'?

Maybe you worked there or nearby at this time?

If you can share your memories with us, please leave a comment below.

This page was added on 19/08/2014.
Comments about this page

Thank you - I was wracking my brain recently to remember the name of this shop. I shopped there with my mother in the 1950s and 60s and then on my own from the 60s until it closed. I have a vague memory of Plummer Rodis (spelling uncertain) being a name at some stage but I really am unsure about that. I shopped there so often that I cannot remember exactly what was bought, apart from clothing items. It could have included things like handbags and accessories but, as I said, my memory of what is vague - apart from one that just came to me. A raincoat in pale blue, that was very smart and the height of fashion in the early 60s. Isn't memory amazing? This was when headscarves were still an absolute must and they always remind me of Audrey Hepburn, not that I ever looked like her. I might have been almost as slim for a very short period of time when I was about 12. I would have been far taller by then though and I never mastered chic for long, ah me. Thank you again for posting this and answering one of me questions about shops in the area.

By Helen Shipley (24/08/2014)

I worked at Plummer Roddis. I think it was 1957 and I would have been 16 or 17 at the time. I was on the Handbag department, and the lady who ran the department was Mrs Dare. 

By Brenda Patrick (25/01/2018)

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